Monday August 6th, 2012

It’s Monday What are you Reading? Celebrating books read and enjoyed from picture books to young adult reads. Link up with the meme sponsored by Kellee and Jen

I was on vacation this week so all of my reading was from the stack of books I brought with me except for two picture books I purchased at the Island bookstore.

Liu and The Bird: A Journey in Chinese Caligraphy Written and illustrated by Catherine Louis. Calligraphy by Feng Xiao Min. So many of my students every year attend Chinese language classes – this book will allow them to be the experts as everyone explores the calligraphy in this book. Illustrations are gorgeous!

Rain Rain Rivers written and illustrated by Uri Shulivitz. Loved the lyrical descriptive writing. In Vancouver, we had better celebrate rain! This book gets us started.

This week I finished a read aloud novel with my children: Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson. A great adventure story that intrigued us all.

journey-to-the-river-sea

Hidden by Helen Frost. I found the format with the two perspectives told in different form very interesting. A quick read.

Having read both The Fault in our Stars and Paper Towns in the last few months, I continued with two more John Green novels.

Loved the characters in Looking for Alaska.

Looking For Alaska

An Abundance of Katherines had many funny passages but probably my least favourite of Green’s novels so far. Colin, and his dependency and constant self doubt began to irk me. But loved the characters who resided in Gutshot.

an-abundance-of-katherines

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater was my favourite read of the week. Finished it late last night and still digesting it. Dramatic. Haunting. Amazing.

the-scorpio-races-book-cover-image

I also read two professional books this week: Kelly Gallagher‘s Readicide and Tony Stead‘s Good Choice.

Happy Reading everyone!

3 thoughts on “Monday August 6th, 2012

  1. You got a lot of reading in! The cover of Hidden is so interesting…it’s beautiful yet spooky and almost mysterious at the same time. I adore John Green. Have you read Will Grayson, Will Grayson? He collaborated with David Levithan to write it and it’s awesome. After Fault In Our Stars, I like Will Grayson next. The audio is amazing if you like audiobooks.

  2. Summer trips are great for reading! I like mine best over early morning coffee before anyone else is up! Haven’t read Will Grayson, Will Grayson? It is on my TBR list. Good to know you liked it that much!

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